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Intersolar NA: A Lot of Moving and Shaking in the City By the Bay

Intersolar NA: A Lot of Moving and Shaking in the City By the Bay

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Any time you’re greeted at the entrance to an event by a seven-piece rocking jazz ensemble, you have to believe you’re in for a first-class experience…and so it was.

While attendance figures for last week’s Ninth Annual Intersolar North America have yet to be released—pre-event estimates were for 18,000 visitors with  … Read More

Perovskites: A Multi-faceted Solution

Perovskites: A Multi-faceted Solution

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Silicon solar cells have come a long way from those that Bell Labs first debuted in the 1950s. Advances in light capture and conversion efficiency have improved significantly. And yet they still have limitations.

For one, it takes a lot of energy to melt silicon dioxide in order to remove the  … Read More

Making Solar the Right Shade of Green

Making Solar the Right Shade of Green

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The week before last, I was at the Solid Waste Association of North America’s Senior Executive Symposium in Phoenix, AZ, in connection with another of our publications, Municipal Solid Waste Management magazine. In the course of discussions, I asked if attendees were beginning to see solar panels or related PV  … Read More

Energy Department Announces $25 Million to Accelerate Integration of Solar Energy into Nation’s Electrical Grid

Energy Department Announces $25 Million to Accelerate Integration of Solar Energy into Nation’s Electrical Grid

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — As part of the Energy Department’s ongoing efforts to modernize the nation’s grid through the Grid Modernization Initiative, the Energy Department today announced $25 million in available funding through an effort called Enabling Extreme Real-Time Grid Integration of Solar Energy (ENERGISE) to help software developers, solar companies,  … Read More

Forever 21 Powers-Up Los Angeles County’s Largest Single-Rooftop Solar System

Forever 21 Powers-Up Los Angeles County’s Largest Single-Rooftop Solar System

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5.1MW DC SunPower System Is LADWP’s First Hybrid Net-Metered and Feed-In Tariff Solar Power System

With the flip of a switch, PermaCity Solar and American fashion retailer Forever 21, powered-up a massive 5.1-megawatt (DC) high efficiency SunPower solar power system, crowning the construction project that employed many local workers.

The system  … Read More

5 Trends Shaping the 66GW Global Solar Market

5 Trends Shaping the 66GW Global Solar Market

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BOSTON, Mass. (May 02, 2016) – After a record-breaking 2015, GTM Research expects the global solar PV market to grow 21 percent and add 66 gigawatts of capacity by the end of the 2016. Tempered by policy pullbacks across major markets China, Japan and the U.K., PV growth will slow  … Read More



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